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Posted 19 Mar 2006

A Client Script Helper Utility Class

, 19 Mar 2006
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The "ClientScriptHelper" utility class will help you by not requiring you to remember the client side codes.

Sample Image - clnt_Side_src.png


Using the "Add" method of "Attributes" property of ASP.NET web controls you ca add client side functionalities (like showing message, print dialog, close browser, browser back, pop-up window etc) to your code. However, invoking the client side behaviors to the web controls, you have to remember the corresponding client script codes as well as each time you want to use that by adding the corresponding attribute. The "ClientScriptHelper" utility class will help you by not requiring you to remember the client side codes in this case.

<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> 

Using the class


As the "Add" method of "Attributes" property of ASP.NET web controls requires to be invoked in the "Page Load" event of the ASP.NET, you need to call the helper static methods, in the corresponding event handler.


protected System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton lbtPrint;
protected System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton lbtClose;
protected System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton lbtShowPopup;
protected System.Web.UI.WebControls.LinkButton lbtShowMessage;
private void Page_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    if ( !IsPostBack)
    Ashraf.ClientScriptHelper.AddOpenPopupWindow(lbtShowPopup, "<A href=""></A>");
    Ashraf.ClientScriptHelper.AddMessage(lbtShowMessage, "Hello World");



In the provided sample page we have four ASP.NET LinkButton control, for each of them we have assigned different functionalities. Since, to add client side functionalities to the web controls only once is enough, we call the methods in the "!IsPostBack" code block.


The code below adds the 'Show Message box' functionality to a web control:


Ashraf.ClientScriptHelper.AddMessage(lbtShowMessage, "Hello World"); 


The code below adds the 'Pop-up' functionality to a web control:


Ashraf.ClientScriptHelper.AddOpenPopupWindow(lbtShowPopup, "<A href=""></A>");


The code below adds the 'Print Dialog' functionality to a web control:




The code below adds the 'Browser Close' functionality to a web control:






Any advice or correction for this class will be highly appreciated.




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About the Author

Mohammad Ashraful Alam
Chief Technology Officer
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Mohammad Ashraful Alam is a Software Engineer, who is dedicated to Microsoft .NET based development. This Bangladeshi national is involved with project management and development of several US based software projects from his country. Already he has managed and developed 15 software projects, which are being used by several users of different countries, such as USA, Canada, Australia, and Bangladesh. While developing and managing a team, he contains and maintains a set of well defined engineering practices developed by him and other online developer community. Beside software development, he has also written several technical articles and research papers published by IEEE Computer Society and many other worlds recognized publishers.

Before becoming engaged with software development, he was involved with Bengali literature and several Bengali news papers as freelance journalist and published around 150 articles, essays and short stories.

Due to his willingness to give effort to improve and share better software development practices, Ashraf has awarded as “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) in ASP.NET category by Microsoft for multiple times, since 2007.

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